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Arnbank House & Tenement

Mill workers’ housing.

Accommodation for mill workers became quite an issue as the 19thc progressed and the mills grew in number and size. The populations of Blairgowrie and Rattray grew considerably to 2,000 – 2,500 people but the mill owners still had to recruit workers from outwith the area and from other towns and cities to take on the specialist roles of supervisors and managers. Housing needs had to be addressed and accommodation provided adjacent to the mills.

Sources: Meg Luckins
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